Will high sierra be able to read/write to hard drives?

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by pianoman88, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. pianoman88 macrumors regular

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    I have several hard drives in caddies that I occasionally use in my 2010 MacPro. Will I be able to access this data? (It will be prohibitively expensive to transfer everything to SSDs.)

    My other option will be to go to a dual boot system.

    I wonder what my options will be for the new MacPro.
     
  2. caramelpolice macrumors regular

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  3. pianoman88 thread starter macrumors regular

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    From what I read, it was designed for SSDs and hybrid drives could only be used after a long conversion process. Something about the new file system.
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68020

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    See the "APFS compatibility" section:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208018
     
  5. caramelpolice macrumors regular

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    There's a new file system included in High Sierra called APFS, which all full-SSD Macs will get converted to after upgrading. HDD Macs will just use HFS+ as they always have, and will be able to read and write to both APFS and HFS+ drives with no issues.
     

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